Libertarian Party Presidential candidate, Gary Johnson, is growing in popularity as more people learn more about him and his policies. Just a few months ago, Johnson was polling in the 2-5% range and since his jump to the Libertarian Party from the GOP, he is gaining support from all factions of political ideologies. He is now at 9% and that figure will continue to grow with additional media coverage. He seems to be loved by liberals and conservatives alike. According to the poll, President Obama has a 43% chance of re-election.
As Obama's approval ratings drop further with 52% of Americans disapproving of the way Obama is doing his job as President, and as America rates Congress at 8% approval rating, they are looking for alternatives. More and more people are seeking out a better political party than the one they currently belong as they realize the politicians they have put into office have betrayed them.
Gary Johnson polling 9% nationally, inching further toward Obama - West Palm Beach Libertarian | Examiner.com